Co-operation with Chinese Higher Education Institutes The Department of Arts and Languages in Education through the International Office is providing advanced training of trainers courses in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to senior members of staff from two Chinese Institutes of Higher Education. Last year 15 lecturers from the Shanghai Teacher Training Institute of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission received intensive training over four months at the University of Malta.  Also as from last year the Department has been engaged in training senior lecturers from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture.  The first group completed their four month intensive course earlier on this year.  The second group arrived in Malta last week.  The co-ordinators of these courses are Dr Charles Mifsud and Dr Doreen Spiteri.  The intensive training courses at the University of Malta were selected after the Chinese evaluation commissions considered also other proposals from universities in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.